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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 24, 2012 3:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Non-Dead WWII Photos for Tell and others

http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/10/world-war-ii-after-the-war/100180/

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Feb 24, 2012 3:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead WWII Photos for Tell and others

Great photos . I just saw one of those Heinkel jets, that they are restoring at an air museum in Chino Ca .

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Feb 24, 2012 7:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead WWII Photos for Tell and others

Excellent collection; well-chosen & captioned.

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Poster: joeken Date: Feb 24, 2012 5:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead WWII Photos for Tell and others

Remarkable photos, thank you for sharing. I have not seen many of these before.

It is such a shame that something so inconceiveably horrendous as WWII is so quickly fading from our collective memories. The incredible suffering and loss is hard to appreciate for most of us, but is so important to remember, in the hope of preventing another.

As the survivors leave this world due to age, it falls on the rest of us to keep this knowledge alive.

So thank you again!

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Feb 24, 2012 6:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead WWII Photos for Tell and others

What an incredible link. Mind blowing. Thank-you B.D. (Bookmark.)

I've looked at many images of WW2 and have never seen most of these, and this is only one of twenty parts of this retrospective! Look at the quality of some of these images. Amazing. All are moving to a certain degree and I am shocked to see any that involve Communist armies deploying.

Those Germans look mighty happy to be in the American/Allied sector, and with good reason. That's the part of us as a country, those reasons, that looks pretty dim at the moment when we look into the national mirror. But, that part of our national character that liberated (even the French) tens of millions in that appalling war ought not ever be forgotten by us. It is always possible for us to achieve greatness for the common good. And yes, to answer the relativists there are no absolutes when it comes to us humans, but I will argue that in the aggregate our participation in that war the good far outweighed that which was not.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Feb 24, 2012 7:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead WWII Photos for Tell and others

most stark and disturbing and yet there is also beauty in some of those photos


There's always a little bit of heaven in a disaster area.
Hugh Romney Aug.1969

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 24, 2012 8:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead WWII Photos for Tell and others

Thanks BD; coincidentally, my brother, touring the far west Pacific as I write this, just sent a number of photos of military wreckage in tropical island settings, some of it amazingly good shape (under water and above).

Somewhat ironically, given the title of this selection above, the hotel he's staying in this week had to be evacuated to explode two WWII era bombs discovered on the grounds! They had to move to the other side of the island; big excitement for the afternoon between snorkeling and dive ventures...

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 24, 2012 9:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead WWII Photos for Tell and others

Glad you saw the post. Some amazing shots and a ton of stuff - it's a 20-part retrospective. BTW, in my office I have a picture of my grandfather standing in a small group of 4 with Omar Bradley and an attorney I helped out on a case gave me a signed pic of Douglass MacArthur - on Friday afternoons I like to down a bottle of Wild Turkey and sit in the office staring at his pic and listen to his "Old Soldiers Never Die" speech. There's reason Hunter S. is also known as Raoul Duke.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 25, 2012 4:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead WWII Photos for Tell and others

I have pic of OB as well; my father in law played cards with him all through 60s-70s, and it's a pic of five of them, when he was old...small world. When he--FiL--passed over 20 yrs ago, no one in their family really even knew who the guy was...so I snagged the picture.